The season for getting together with friends (or hosting a Cancer Council SA fundraiser like Girls’ Night In!), is just around the corner, and our team of experts are here to help with this healthy, quick and beautiful platter guide that is sure to please everyone! Let’s show you how.
The secret to building a show-stopping and healthy platter is to load it up with a rainbow of colourful and nutrient-rich fruits and veggies, fill in the gaps with grainy or seeded crackers and add in some lighter, yet filling, protein options.
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Fruits and vegetables
- Carrot, celery and capsicum, chopped into sticks.
- Baby cucumbers, sliced in halves.
- Mixed cherry tomatoes, served whole.
- Marinated green or kalamata olives, served in a mini bowl.
- Homemade roasted sweet potato and red skinned potato fries, served in a mini bowl.
- Whole dried apricots.
- Green or red grapes, in bunches.
- Berries e.g. blueberries, strawberries, blackberries, raspberries.
- Melon e.g. watermelon, rockmelon or honeydew, sliced into wedges.
- Passionfruit or pomegranate, sliced in halves.
- Grainy crackers.
- Seeded crackers.
- Air-popped popcorn.
- Lighter veggie-based dips like hummus, tzatziki or guacamole, served in mini bowls. Make your own if you can—try our hummus with capsicum and pepitas recipe or this roast beetroot hummus
- Almonds or mixed, unsalted nuts.
- Wedge of tasty cheddar cheese.
Invite your girlfriends over and embrace the power of the sisterhood to raise funds and save lives. Register to host your Girls’ Night In today at doitforcancer.com.au/girlsnightinSA
To ensure your platter is COVID-friendly, be sure to provide ample pairs of mini tongs and serving cutlery, to encourage safe food handling by your guests. You could even swap the communal platter for individual mini bamboo boats, which are trendy, recyclable, and eco-friendly.